Our 32nd annual Father's Day Rod Run is back for 2021. The show will once again be held at Christina Park in Lakeland. Due to COVID-19, all attendees are requested to wear a mask and are asked to maintain social distancing whenever possible.
Our club has held a car show every Father’s Day since 1989 that is appropriately named the Father’s Day Rod Run (FDRR). It was a two day show but we changed to a one day show in 2017.
In the past, it was a pre-49 show. In 2013 we opened registration to all cars, trucks, jeeps and specialty vehicles.
After several years of complaints about hot blacktop and lack of shade, we moved the show to Christina Park in Lakeland in 2016. The park is located at the intersection of 540A and South Florida Avenue about 3 miles south of the Polk Parkway. The park has lots of grass, trees, shade and an enclosed pavilion. All those who attended the show in the last 4 years really liked the location. Therefore, we are going back to Christina Park in 2021.
There will not be a host hotel for the show. If you need a hotel, there are several hotels located close to Christina Park.
Each registrant is given a plaque which contains a dash plaque of the event and a picture of their car at the event.
All of the activities that were done at the two day show are bring done at the one day show. Some of the activities at the show include a live DJ, games, a poker walk, a 50/50, a silent auction and a pick-a-bag raffle. The top five cars at the show are selected and given a special award. See program below for more details.
There are two was to register for the show. Pre-registration can be done by obtaining a registration form, filling it out and mailing it in. Day of the show registration can be done at Christina Park. Registration at Christina Park will be from 7:00 AM to noon on Saturday, June 20. Please click on one of the images below to download an event registration form or an event flyer. Click on one of the other the images below to download a donation request letter, go to our major sponsor website or go to our charity's website.
Pictures from prior FDRR shows can be seen under the Photo Gallery tab.
Winter Wonder Car Show
After several years of bad weather and poor attendance, we canceled our Annual Winter Wonder car, truck and Jeep show. Instead, we are putting on a Poker Run for cars, bikes, trucks, Jeeps and all other kinds of vehicles. See below for details on our new Poker Run.
Our 1st Annual Poker Run was held on Saturday, February 1, 2020. It was open to all vehicles. Signup began at 9 AM at Rick's BBQ in Winter Haven, FL. First vehicle was out at 10 AM. The runs ended in Winter Haven at the monthly car show. Last vehicle was in at 3 PM. The run was 86 miles with 4 stops. Hands were $20 each. There was music, food, drinks and dash plaques for the first 100 entries.
Proceeds benefited the "On The Edge" Charity Foundation a non profit children's organization which provides free water ski adventures for children with disabilities. All participants enjoyed a great day riding the back roads of Polk county. Click
HERE for a Poker Run flyer.
For more info, call 863-224-3696.
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